WATCH: Paralyzed Georgetown player Ty Williams walks for first time across stage at graduation
Georgetown junior LB Ty Williams was paralyzed after suffering a neck injury in a 2015 game.
Williams dove to try and get a loose ball and ended up fracturing his vertebra. Following the collision, Williams attempted to push himself back up but couldn’t move any of his extremities.
After rehabbing from his injury, Williams walked for the first time in two and a half years Saturday at graduation. With the help of a large brace and a walker, Williams strolled across the stage and hugged school president Jack DeGioia.
This is inspiring:
A moment we will never forget: @HoyasFB senior Ty Williams, who suffered a spinal chord injury in a game in September 2015, walks for the first time in 2.5 years at @Georgetown's graduation on Saturday where he earned his degree in government. #HoyaSaxa pic.twitter.com/VKOh8bFOmr
— Georgetown Hoyas (@GeorgetownHoyas) May 19, 2018
After suffering a neck injury in a 2015 football game, Ty Williams (C’18) promised he would walk across the stage at graduation. Today, he fulfilled that promise. @Georgetown @GeorgetownHoyas #Hoyas2018 #werenotcryingyourecrying pic.twitter.com/wTlDNzsDLD
— Georgetown College (@GeorgetownColl) May 19, 2018